Monday, April 30, 2007

The Rhodesia Regt

This is my latest painting try. These figures are Liberation miniatures South African infantry. They make good cooler weather Rhodesians or paratroopers . The Rhodesian Army had loose uniform regulations for combat units during operations. and wore a variety of headgear so these are a little too uniform but will mix well with other figures.
Why the Title Rhodesia Regt? Well,I intend to use them that way. The RR was the National service regiment of the Rhodesian military. They did do some fireforce work but mostly where involved in ground sweeps sometimes in conjunction with armoured cars. I believe they operated exclusively inside the country.
Also I am not rating them as elite as most other formations and instead of operating as 4 man sticks I am going to have them operating as 8 man squads.
...and apparently I have a stain on the tablecloth...good thing my wife never looks at this blog

Thursday, April 19, 2007


I have not had a chance to put anything new on for a while but here is some ideas for huts.
I found in Micheal's craft shop a round small cardboard bird house perfect size for 20mm figures. I then add a spackling compound to the roof, glued on little twiggs and painted.
the birdhouse has a round hole that needs to be enlarged at the bottom but you can still see the round shape at the top. Using bristles or some sort of natural fibre would seem to work well for the roof.